Wednesday 9 July 2014

Die cut donations

When Sarn, Debs, Sam and I met up the other week, Sarn had thoughtfully die cut some shapes for us - using her new dies that we'd been admiring online. Yesterday I squeezed in found time to play with a couple of them:

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- patterned backing paper from Wild Rose Studio's 'Always and Forever' paper pack

- plain white card panel

- Memory Box 'Glorious Gerber' die cut - it was white so I coloured it using a TH 'Mowed Lawn' Distress Marker and once it was stuck onto the white panel the petals were coloured in using a TH 'Picked Raspberry' Distress Marker and 'Mustard Seed' for the flower centres. I then tickled over the colouring in using Clear 'Wink of Stella'

- the sentiment was another die cut from Sarn, it's from the Penny Black 'Hooray' set, coloured using TH 'Picked Raspberry' with just a little yellow/gold coloured gem as the dot above the letter i

Thanks again honey - I did have fun using these die cuts :)

My plan for this morning is to sit here with a cup of coffee and catch up with the Playground, before doing anything else! 



  1. Lovely die-cuts. You are so lucky to be close enough to share times with your crafting friends. I haven't seen the gerbera in use before. All the daisy type flowers appeal to me. I used to get really upset as a child, when dad mowed them off with the lawn! I love the way you have matched your inks to the backing paper. Kate x

  2. Wahooo! You've made a lovely card with those 2 die cuts. Great colour matching 'n' all!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. I love that flower shape Di - I think I might do a few free machined collage ones. Thanks for the inspiration! x Jo

  4. Thought you had embossed them to start with as your colouring looks so goody. Hugs Me..

  5. Darn Generous Sarn!! Great job Di - lovely card and how great it is that you found time to meet up and have some 'together' time. x

  6. This is lovely Miss. Liking the colours - surprised they are pink though! LOL!
    I popped mine in my bag of snippets so they will be a surprise when I go in there!

  7. ohhhhh, I likey!!! This is one beautiful card with those pretty dies! I love the background paper too!

  8. Ohhhh, what a beautiful that die! I have not seen that one before. I am in MB withdrawal as my scrapbook store has had the MB on sale for 40% off but they don't take telephone orders for sale items not online sales. Of course we are at the lake.
    Then they had 40% off a line of your choice...usually I pick Tim Holtz or Stampers Annon, Ranger, etc. Of course same problem.
    They only do that sale about 3 times a year so Drat and double drat!!!

    Little iss C has learned to ride a bike without training wheels. She is about 18 months later than her friends but took a tumble 2 years ago and had to get stitches beside her eye so got frightened off.

    We just hadthem for a week and she learned just before arriving here and biked everywhere.

    Little Mr P is trying valiantly to get his off and is almost ready.

    Quick funny overheard while they were trying to fall asleep..." Miss Cxxxxx, when I grow up and get married, I am going to buy a house really close to you so I can come and visit you every day!"
    hahahahaha so sweet!

    Great card Di!

  9. Fab die cuts Di just catching up on all your cards..all of them totally gorgeous!! lots of huggles Sue xxx

  10. Gorgeous card Di, love the colours and the background papers are lush.
    I have this die and it really works lovely if you use a circle die and just cut around the flowers and a bit of the stems and the cut it out again in a different colour and have a few hours to spare while you glue the cut outs into pre-cut image, well if you follow that you are a better woman than I am Gunger Din.

    Kath x

  11. This is beautiful Di the background paper is gorgeous brings out the lovely colour almost the same as the petals xx

  12. Sarn is so thoughtful! What a pretty die and you've colored those daisies beautifully! Paper is a perfect match!

  13. That is a really lovely thing to do and so nice of Sarn. Love this card! The colour, of course, is fabulous and I love the die cut word - needs to go on the wish list lol! I wish the wish list wouldn't grow any more. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week Karen x

  14. Gorgeous! Lucky you to have a good friend who will gift you with die cuts. Love how you used this one - TFS & Hugs

  15. Gorgeous! I just love the way you have coloured the die-cuts and the wee gem is the perfect touch too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  16. This is a great way to use the die cut daisies.I love how you ink colour matches the backing paper so well.
    Jean x

  17. Love that flower die & your beautiful card!

  18. Thank you for sending this link to me! I appreciate seeing your process. The amazing thing to me abt this card is that the die-cuts are so thin and delicate that I really did mistake them for some lavish embossing!!! Coloring over them with the markers gives a kind of stamped look. The diecuts are raised enough that I knew there was something more than embossing, but low enough that I wondered if it could be just embossing. It's a very lovely card and I thank you for it!!
    <3 J

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